Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff continues working to ensure veterans in Georgia have access to the highest quality health care.
This week, Sen. Ossoff urged the Veterans Health Administration to establish a Women’s Health Center of Excellence at the VA Augusta Health Care System in Augusta, Georgia.
In his request, Sen. Ossoff notes the Augusta area is ideally located to establish a center, given the Augusta VA’s work to increase access to care, including recently purchasing two mammography machines.
“Georgia is home to nearly 93,000 women veterans, and the greater Augusta area is home to over 66,000 veterans and many military families,” Sen. Ossoff wrote. “The creation of a VA Women Center of Excellence in Georgia would provide these veterans with access to specialized medical care, and veterans everywhere would benefit from the research, training, and development of best practices that Centers of Excellence provide.”
Sen. Ossoff met with leaders and local veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center last February.
Earlier this year, after hearing directly from veterans across Georgia, Sen. Ossoff launched a bipartisan effort with Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) to help more veterans access timely and comprehensive breast cancer screenings.
Last year, Sen. Ossoff also led the charge on upgrading female body armor to help ensure that women have quality and proper-fitting gear, significantly reducing their risk of harm or injury during training. Sen. Ossoff successfully passed this initiative through the last Congress with major bipartisan support.
Click here to read Sen. Ossoff’s request.